Non-fiction books that I have enjoyed (in no particular order)

My Top 10:

Focus: A simplicity manifesto in the Age of Distraction by Leo Babauta

The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by The Dalai Lama

The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Schwartz

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

The Power of Less by Leo Babauta

The 80/20 Individual: How to Build on the 20% of What You do Best by Richard Koch

Psychology/Personal Development:

Poke the Box by Seth Godin

– Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap by Jim Collins

– A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future


– The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk

– Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape our Decisions by Dan Ariely

– Switch: How to Change Things When Chang Is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

– Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Schwartz

– How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

– The Art of Non-Comformity by Chris Guillebeau

– Art of Money Getting by PT Barnum

– The Success System that Never Fails by William Clement

– Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

– Zen to Done by Leo Babauta

– The Power of Less by Leo Babauta

– The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

– Effective Executive by Peter Drucker

– Focus by Leo Babauta

– The 80/20 Principal: The Secret to Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch

– The 80/20 Individual: How to Build on the 20% of What You do Best by Richard Koch

– The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

– The 4 Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss

– What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 by Tina Lynn Seelig

– Delivering Happiness: Delivering Happines: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose by Tony Hsieh

– The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

– Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd by Youngme Moon

– Strength Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath

– Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude by Napoleon Hill and W. Stone

– The Monk and the Riddle: The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Living by Randy Komisar

– Beyond Basketball: Coach K’s Keywords of Success by Mike Krzyweski

– Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

– Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

– Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

– Mans Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

– Never Eat Alone: And Other Secretes to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi

– 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

– The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanley

– Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

– Cashflow Quadrant by Robert T. Kiyosaki

– Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing by Robert T. Kiyosaki

– Retire Young Retire Rich by Robert T. Kiyosaki

– The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz

– Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

– Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

– Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealthy and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass. R. Sustein

– The Business of Memory by Charles Baxter

– Values of the Game by Bill Bradley

– Lessons on Life – Jim Rohn

– Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink

– Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Dan Heath and Chip Heath

– Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

– ProBlogger by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett

– How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships


– Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs by Brain Halligan and Dharmesh Shah

– Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story – Peter Guber

– The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable of Real Success in Business and in Life – Robin Sharma

– Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin

– The Answer by John Assaraf and Murray Smith

– Scientific Advertising by Claude Hopkins

– The Knack: How Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up by Norm Bordsky and Bo Burlingham

– Living Rich by Spending Smart by Gregory Karp

– The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries and Jack Trout

– Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days by Jessica Livingston

– The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding by Al Ries and Laura Ries

– Getting Real by 37 Signals

– Engage by Brian Solis

– The Wealthy Freelancer by Steve Slaunwhite, Pete Savage and Ed Gandia

– Startup Nation by Rich Sloan and Jeff Sloan

– Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got by Jay Abraham

– The New Rules of Marketing and PR by David Meerman

– Word of Mouth Marketing by Andy Sernovitz

– Positioning: The Battle for your Mind by Al Ries and Jack Trout

– Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk

– The Art of War by Sun Tzu

– The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis

– The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss

– Culture Code by Clotaire Rapaille

– Dont Make me Think by Steve Krug

– E-myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber

– Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeir Hansson

– Work 101: Learning the Ropes of the Workplace without Hanging Yourself by Elizabeth Freedman


– Surely You’re Joking, Mr Feynman (Adventures of a Curious Character) by Richard P. Feynman

– Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi

– The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin

– Losing My Virginity: How I’ve Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way by Richard Branson

– The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama

– Dreams from My Father – Barack Obama

– The Warren Buffet Way by Robert G. Hagstrom

– Drive: The Story of My Life by Larry Bird


– Walden by Henry David Thoreau

– Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson

– Ethics by Aristotle

– Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

– Letters from a Stoic by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

– Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan

– Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul by John Elderage

– The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

– The Journey of Desire by John Elderge

– Abbas Child by Brennan Manning

– Letters From a Skeptic: A Son Wrestles with His Father’s Questions about Christianity by Dr. Gregory A. Boyd and Edward Boyd

– Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das

– The Art of Happiness by The Dalai Lama

– Tao Te Ching – LAO TSU

– Buddha by Deepak Chopra

– The Book of Five Rings by Musashi Miyamoto

– The Compassionate Life by The Dalai Lama